St John’s College Woodlawn’s reputation in the local and wider community is founded on the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of school life. For over 80 years the College has served the Catholic community by providing a thorough and balanced approach to meeting the needs of its students.
While there is no doubt that Woodlawn has a strong and proud history of sporting achievements, St John’s College is more than just a sporting school. Some of our ex-students, from all walks of life, might begin with tales of footballing exploits – as one might expect from the days of an all boys’ boarding school – but what comes through very quickly is a deep love and affection for the community they belonged to and the faith that was nurtured here.
Woodlawn is proud of its Catholic heritage lived in the Marist tradition. We are proud of our history and past achievements and proud of the transformation of the College into a 21st century co-educational school meeting the demands of academic and vocational expectations set by a vibrant and fluid society.
We thank the parents who have entrusted their children to our care. We also thank the students and teachers of this present community for bringing their talents and enthusiasm to continue the tradition of striving for their personal best as exemplified by those who have lived its history.
We trust that all who visit Woodlawn will find it warm and welcoming and those who choose to be part of this community will enjoy the sense of belonging that comes from participation and commitment to common ideals and values found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.